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Beyond the Campus: How Colleges and Universities Form by David J. Maurrasse

By David J. Maurrasse

The function of the college and its dating to the group has lengthy been a hugely debated subject between educators, directors, and native enterprise leaders. David J. Maurrasse bargains a passionate allure for neighborhood partnerships. Going extra than an easy rationalization of the issues handy, past the Campus deals a street map for either universities and native associations to interact for the nice in their groups.

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Secondly, Penn’s public image due to its historical tensions with the community continually will surface. Penn continually must be aware of both its image in the community and its power. In this example, Penn had to yield some power to the local organizations. Rather than deciding on an approach with community input, PNUCS both solicited what the organizations perceived as the priorities and incorporated those perspectives into the work. The center receives funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of University Partnerships, which administers COPC (Community Outreach Partnership Center) grants, discussed in the last chapter.

It is a triangular stretch of land from Thirtieth to Forty-ninth street. 12 As a result Penn is seeking to encourage greater numbers of faculty and staff to live in the local neighborhood without displacing existing residents. This approach is modeled after a Yale University program that started in 1994 and led to the purchase of 280 homes within three years. Penn is providing cash grants of $3,000 per year for seven years or $15,000 up front to any Penn staff member who purchases a home in University City with the intention of staying for seven years.

The infusion of democratic principles into curriculum is critical to community partnerships. The partnerships are the means by which colleges and universities demonstrate institutional citizenship: “Higher education cannot create good citizens if we in higher education do not practice the democratic principles we espouse” (4). If the mission of higher education includes community service as a demonstration of democratic principles, then the community partnerships discussed in this book are compatible with mission.

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